Sailing yachts

Dickie of Bangor Bermudan Yawl

(REF: 20689)


  • Designer: McPherson Campbell
  • Builder: Dickie of Bangor
  • Year: 1956
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 41'6"
  • Beam: 10'6"
  • Draft: 5'6"
  • Tonnage: 16TM

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Dickie of Bangor Bermudan Yawl

Designed by McPherson Campbell and built by Dickies of Bangor in 1956.

A gentlemans racing yacht built for Sir Roy Hardy Dobson, then chairman of Hawker Siddeley, one of 5 built to the same design.  At least 3 of these are still sailing.

Bought by the present owner in 2004, she has been cruised around northern Europe and lived aboard for a period.  Until a few years ago she was coded under the MCA for commercial work with all the equipment, surveys and standards that entails.

Very solid construction with enormous sawn frames.  New laid deck put down in 1994.  Nice interior with 6 berths including a double.  Deep sheltered cockpit with wheel steering.  The yawl rig can be perfectly balanced so that she sails herself and in heavy weather she can be driven to windward with just a mizzen and headsail making her an easy and comfortable boat to sail.

The documentation with the boat covering her refits and maintenance is very extensive, detailing a large part of her history giving a buyer confidence that she has been well maintained.  Last survey done in 2018 plus all MCA paperwork from her coding is available.  Some original build drawings and documentation with the boat.

A fine looking and well maintained classic yacht.

Length on Deck                 41’6″

Length Overall                   45′

Beam                                    10’6″

Draft                                      5’6″

Thames Tonnage             16TM



Planked in 1″ larch on heavy sawn oak frames fastened with iron boat nails.

Sawn timber floors across the centreline with steel throat bolts.

External cast iron ballast keel held with iron keel bolts.  3 bolts drawn in 2007.

New deck in 1994.  Yacht laid Oregon pine over a marine plywood subdeck, caulked and payed seams.

Teak coachroof coamings, veneered externally with mahogany.  Bronze portholes.  Raised doghouse aft giving shelter to the cockpit

T&G coachroof deck, sheathed and painted externally.

Self draining cockpit with varnished teak thwarts.  Wheel steering  with cables.




Bermudan yawl rig on keel stepped varnished spruce masts.

Varnished spruce slab reefing booms.

Stainless steel standing rigging of various ages to internal stainless chain plates

Running backstays for the main on levers

Cutter headed with a short bowsprit for the outer forestay, easily reached from the deck to change sails.

Bumpkin to take the mizzen sheet.

Captive wire halyard winch on the main and a pair of Antal self tailing cockpit sheet winches.

Hanked on headsails.

Sails include Main, mizzen, jib, staysail, trysail and storm jib all in good condition.




Lister Petter 40hp 4cyl diesel engine with a ZF gearbox.

Major rebuild in 1991 with all receipts.  engine re-wired in 2018 with new control panel.  Excellent well documented service history.

Single lever control to a fixed 2 blade bronze propeller gives 5 knots cruising speed, 7.5knots max at 3/4 gallon/hr.  Cutlass bearing replaced 2019.

140 litre stainless steel fuel tank

230 litres of water in 2 separate  stainless steel water tanks.

2 x 12 volt batteries charged from engine alternator or 240 volt charger on shore power system.

2 x manual and 1 electric bilge pump.




Comfortable accommodation with 4 single berths and a double up forward.

Steps down over the engine box with chart desk to port and a storage locker to starboard.

Chart desk faces outboard with navigation instruments above.

Long settee berth either side with shelf stowage behind under the deck head.

Centreline dropleaf gimballed mahogany table.

Taylors diesel cabin heater on the bulkhead with a hot water tank custom made to sit on the top.

Port side passage going forward with galley outboard.  Galley has a Plastimo Netune 2000 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill.  Single stainless sink with pressurised cold water.

Forward into a twin owners cabin with 2 full length berths.

Centreline door into the forward cabin with a large double berth.




Full specification and details available upon request





These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.



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